The Federal Excessive Court docket Lagos on Friday authorised Ayodele Fayose, a former Governor of Ekiti State, who’s going through an alleged N2.2 billion fraud trial, to go on a overseas medical journey.
Justice C.J. Aneke gave the permission after an software by Fayose’s lawyer, Ola Olanipekun (SAN).
The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, which is prosecuting Fayose by means of its counsel Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), didn’t oppose the applying.
The decide, nonetheless, adjourned the case for additional listening to till January 22, 2021.
DAILY POST remembers that Fayose is on trial alongside a agency, Spotless Funding Ltd.
Within the cost, the EFCC alleged, amongst different issues, that Fayose, “took possession of the sum of N1, 219, 000,000 to fund your 2014 gubernatorial marketing campaign in Ekiti State, which he must have recognized fashioned a part of the proceeds of an illegal act, to wit: prison breach of belief/stealing.” on June 17, 2014.
Fayose was additionally alleged to have on the identical day “obtained a money fee of $5,000,000 from Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, the then Minister of State for Defence, which sum exceeded the quantity authorised by legislation and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to sections 1 and 16(d) of the Cash Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable beneath Part 16 (2)(b) of the identical Act.”
Fayose and Spotless Funding pleaded not responsible.